Durant Days

Durant Days celebrates the birth of Great Camps Architecture 

Harken back to the days when waterways were the highways and travel was by boat!
You Can’t Get There By Car! 

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 3rd
Join Raquette Lake Navigation aboard the WW Durant for a boat cruise exploring the history of Raquette Lake.

Stops include:
Pine Knot Guided Tour, the first Great Camp plus Tour St. Williams (built 1890 by Durant)
Exclusive Concert by Bob Milne, considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world

Buffet-style lunch cruise
Reservations Required- Call 315-354-5532 or book online
Limited to 56
$68 per person inclusive (water taxi, St. Williams, Pine Knot guided tour, Bob Milne concert,luncheon cruise, tax, gratuity)

Friday (Aug 3) Schedule:

8:10-8:30 am Board the WW Durant for water taxi ride to St. Williams
8:30-8:50   Cruise to St Williams, built in a890 by William West Durant
9:00-9:30  Tour the 100 yr+ church;  National Register of Historic Sites, 2005; site of the original village of Durant, NY  www.stwilliamsonlongpoint.org
9:30-10:00  Walk through the meadow to Pine Knot, situated on the south shore of Long Point
10:00-11:30  Guided tour of Pine Knot, the first Great Camp and home to Collis P Huntington of Southern Pacific RR fame  Camp Pine Knot
11:30-12:30  Bob Milne ragtime music piano concert in Pine Knot dining hall.   Bob Milne is considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He was filmed and documented for future generations in 2004 during three days of interviews at the Library of Congress, and was declared a “National Treasure” at the conclusion. www.bobmilne.com  
12:30-12:40  Board the WW Durant, tied up at Pine Knot dock
12:45-2:30  Lunch cruise with historic narration
$68 pp inclusive of meal, tax, gratuity, guided tours
Reservations required
Limited to 56
Saturday (Aug 4) Schedule
12:30pm  Silent Auction & Tour of St. Williams on Long Point.  Boat Transport at the Town Dock. 
2:00-3:00 PM Free Concert *** NEW LOCATION FOR 2018*** St. Williams on Long Point, sponsored by St. Williams on Long Point, CAA & Town of Long Lake.   Doors open at 1:30 p.m.  Entertainment by Wide Variety A Capella Group
7pm Boat Parade in the village. Registrations at Burke’s or Bird’s Marina
9:30 Fireworks

Sunday (Aug 5) Schedule 

10:00 am 1/2 price ($8) guided tour Great Camp Sagamore.  Reservations not required.   www.greatcampsagamore.org
2:00-2:45 pm Free water taxi service to/from St. Hubert’s Isle from the village dock, courtesy Burke’s Marina
3:00 pm Annual ecumenical vespers service at Church of the Good Shepherd, on Raquette Lake.   All events on St. Hubert’s Isle are free and open to the public.

RLN returns $12 of every admission to Camp Pine Knot. Pine Knot is not usually open to the public. This is a special arrangement made available specifically for Durant Days. A donation is also made to St. Williams.  If you haven’t been to Great Camp Sagamore, plan on returning Sunday for the 10 am 1/2 price guided tour of Great Camp Sagamore, the Alfred Vanderbilt estate www.greatcampsagamore.org  

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